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Breland to become president during ARHP gavel ceremony


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Hazel L. Breland, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, CLA
Hazel L. Breland, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, CLA

ARHP President Sandra J. Mintz, MSN, RN-BC, will pass the presidential gavel to Hazel L. Breland, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, CLA, during today’s ARHP Discipline Round Tables: Networking Forum, 12:00 – 2:00 pm in Great Lakes EFG Ballroom in the Marriott Marquis.

Upon receiving the presidential gavel, Dr. Breland will become the 50th ARHP president and the first African-American woman to assume this esteemed title. Among other leadership roles, Dr. Breland is an associate professor of occupational therapy (OT) at the Medical University of South Carolina, where she teaches masters students, serves as the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator responsible for the clinical placements of all entry-level graduate OT students and leads the premier interprofessional student organization, the Dr. Raymond S. Greenberg Presidential Scholars Program. During her presidency, Dr. Breland will lead ARHP’s efforts to improve its Annual Meeting and online educational offerings, website practice and research tools, research webinars, AC&R journal, membership and volunteer recruitment efforts, and health professional award offerings.

Sandra J. Mintz, MSN, RN-BC
Sandra J. Mintz, MSN, RN-BC

Mintz is a nurse care manager at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in the Division of Rheumatology. She is responsible for the coordination of care across the healthcare continuum for pediatric patients living with rheumatic diseases as a clinician, educator, researcher and patient advocate. Before launching the discipline round table networking, Mintz will highlight 2018 ARHP achievements in membership online and Annual Meeting education, research and practice tools/webinars, AC&R journal, health professional awards, volunteer recruitment and organization collaboration, and NP/PA Rheumatology Curriculum.